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Address: Lille, France

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Central square

This place is quite nice, and has great architecture. On a sunny day, enjoy your morning or afternoon coffee here! :)

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Dragan K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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67 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This place is quite nice, and has great architecture. On a sunny day, enjoy your morning or afternoon coffee here! :)

Thank Dragan K
Rochester, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We travelled to Lille specifically for the Christmas Market. Somewhat disappointed as it was too busy to be able to browse and very expensive. Place Rihour itself was lovely, a good place for a slow wander and look at the shops.

Thank Valfirespirit
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

5 of 5 bubbles Pending review Visited in December for the Christmas Market which was lovely. Well run the security was excellent without being to threatening definitely felt safe all the time. Really enjoyed the buildings & found everywhere very clean

Thank boo5
Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We have been to Christmas markets with more stalls in the UK. However, it is not just the market, but the fact that it is in the lovely city of Lille which makes the visit so worthwhile. The market was full of some predictable twt byt some pleasant surprises too. As it happens, the absolutely best thing was the local... More 

Thank markwatkinprice
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I just finished visiting the Christmas markets in Lille, Brussels, Aachen, and Cologne. Lille was by far the worst, in fact they don't even come close in comparison. Anyone who says this is a good Christmas market has never been to a real one. Lille is a nice town and worth spending a day if in the vicinity, but do... More 

Thank langdrul
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Very few market stalls not a lot on offer and very overpriced .I had one bratwurst and the price was 5 euros as were most food items on offer. The goods on offer on the stalls were not of good quality and again very overpriced. The small fair nearby does look very pretty at night when lights are on as... More 

Thank sharon F
Croydon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

We were travelling to Lille for a different reason but decided to visit the Christmas market as it was on during our stay. The market is set in Place Rihour. We have been to a few other christmas markets, but found this to be very small. It has an entrance and exit so people tend to flow along one way.... More 

Thank Wig_Traveller
Mons, Belgium
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This is a small but nice Christmas market. English is widely spoken, the vendors very friendly and the food delicious. It doesn't compare to larger German markets but it is well worth a visit while in Lille. Do take a ride on the ferries wheel; the bird's eye view of the city is wonderful.

Thank Zosia B
Margate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

Went on a Eurostar day trip to Lille, primarily for the Christmas market. Do not waste your time or money going - there are only about 30 stalls, most of which have absolutely nothing to do with Christmas and you can get around in 10 minutes. I have been going to Christmas markets throughout Europe for the past 20 years... More 

Thank jrmargate
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We took advantage of cheap Eurostar tickets for a day visit to Lille. We have been before and the main purpose was to shop at the Hyper market but the Christmas Market proved an added bonus.The market is enclosed with a monitored entrance and exit for added security. Compared to the German Markets this was quite small and didn't take... More 

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